Berenice Smith, MA graphic designer and stained glass artist

A designer and creative exploring social communication through design. Past projects include visual representations of synaesthesia and developing a typeface based on a rural vernacular.

Current practice

John Peters

The Cambridge University Press museum have asked me to work on an exhibition of John Peters, a former designer at the Press and talented, self-taught typographer. Peters was the subject of my dissertation and it’s a great opportunity to revisit my skills in signage and curating. I’m looking forward to another rummage at the University Library.


Walk In Our Shoes

Walk In Our Shoes gained high marks in my Masters. Since graduating, the site continues to be curated to provide an educational platform and resource for anyone connected to involuntary childlessness. I was moved and delighted that a contributor to the site asked for his post to be sent to Steve McCabe, MP who is campaigning for equal rights to IVF and an end to the postcode lottery. Through this involvement I found out that many PCTs place terrible measures on people seeking to become parents including judging miscarriage as having a child and therefore rendering funded treatment unavailable. It reminds me that there is much work to be done. I am exploring methods of making the site into an exhibition piece.


Thomas Langdon

Thomas continues to occupy my time! The community of Balsham are well underway in writing for their book having now sourced a modern day cartographer to help them. This project requires three of my skills: project management training to allow the team to work through the stages of preparing a book from writing to press; design of the book and supporting design work in the form of the website. There is also the matter of working on material to engage the village. In a large village, it’s important to involve everyone as the success of the book depends on how many read and engage with it.